Topic: agile

LaunchNotes now available to help dev teams keep track of product changes

After three months in private beta, LaunchNotes is now generally available. LaunchNotes is a new platform designed to keep development teams on top of product changes, communicate with users about changes coming, and provide updates to stakeholders.  According to the company, Agile and DevOps practices are making it hard to communicate the right information to … continue reading

Compuware releases new functionalities for shifting performance testing left

Compuware is releasing new capabilities that aim to automate shift-left performance testing on the mainframe.  The capabilities include a new Jenkins-Strobe integration designed to give developers fast feedback on application performance; and a new REST API for the company’s APM solution Strobe. Additionally, Compuware ISPW, Topaz for Total Test, and Strobe can work together seamlessly … continue reading

Creating value requires feedback loops

While companies are starting down the value stream, assessing and mapping their operations and product delivery to find areas of bottleneck and waste, another critical aspect of value stream management is feedback loops. People discuss applying manufacturing techniques to software creation and delivery, and breaking down their product portfolios into work for the development or … continue reading

HCL AppScan 10 to come with improved app security testing capabilities

HCL has announced a major update to its automated application security testing and management tool. AppScan 10 is designed to provide faster and more accurate security scans, secure DevOps and help enterprises manage application security problems.  “AppScan V10 is another example of HCL Software’s commitment to unlocking new value in a battle-tested product that thousands … continue reading

premium Guest View: Don’t use velocity as a weapon

As I travel around talking to Scrum teams, developers and pretty much anyone involved in building products, they seem to always bring up “velocity.”  Don’t get me wrong; velocity is a good measure, but it is only ONE measure, and it is one that can be quite subjective as well. In Scrum, for example, teams … continue reading

The role of QA in a shift-left world

The uptake in Agile and DevOps processes has led to changes in how software is written, tested, secured and deployed. Among the key changes organizations are making is to decentralize their test and QA teams. This is being done in response to organizations first looking to modernize testing practices by shifting testing to the left … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache CouchDB 3.0, Talend’s Winter ’20 release of Data Fabric, and DeepCode’s CLI

Apache CouchDB 3.0 has been released. Apache CouchDB is a document-oriented NoSQL database. Highlights of the release include: default installations are now secure and locked down, user-defined partitioned databases improved for faster querying, and Live Shard Splitting added for incremental scale-out. Apache CouchDB 3.0 also lets users store their data safely, on their own servers, … continue reading

A sober view of DevOps and the value it can create

To fully participate in the digital economy and stay ahead of customer expectations, enterprise IT must deliver software faster than ever before. As a result, Agile development and DevOps processes have become critical for IT to meet the challenges of the digital world. Those processes give enterprises flexibility, enabling them to pivot as needed to … continue reading

Report uncovers value stream’s impact on software delivery

Value Stream Management (VSM) is quickly becoming the go-to approach as organizations look to fully unlock their software delivery life cycle. According to a recent report, 95% of enterprises either are interested, have plans to or already have adopted VSM. The report was commissioned by CollabNet VersionOne and conducted by Forrester. It looks at responses from … continue reading

Guest View: Embracing a DevOps culture

DevOps, which refers to the increased communication and collaboration between development and IT operations, is an ever-changing, sometimes complicated term. While “dev” and “ops”were once siloed with separate philosophies, practices, tools, and workflows, they’re merging into one. The result? A more efficient, reliable process and product that is helping organizations create stronger ties between all … continue reading

SAFe 5.0 for Lean Enterprises focuses on enabling business agility

Scaled Agile Inc., the company behind the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), has announced a new version of the framework. SAFe 5.0 for Lean Enterprises features advances in strategy, execution, and leadership competencies.  This updated version of the framework offers companies guidance on how they can extend the Lean-Agile mindset into areas of the business such … continue reading

How can organizations successfully navigate the value stream with your solution?

Brian Muskoff, director of DevOps strategy at HCL Technologies, IT and digital solutions provider  We believe value stream management is an everyday solution to improve collaboration, delivery flow and business results. With HCL UrbanCode Velocity, teams can immediately change the nature of their Agile + DevOps practices with our value stream visualization that we call … continue reading

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